Republicans like to blame the bad economy on things they made up—like this myth of “certainty.” However, if they really believed it themselves, they’d compromise to get legislation settled. Yet they choose to obstruct even though obstruction itself is the primary reason for less certainty. I blame the GOP. If they worked with Obama then perhaps the country would be doing better. They ran on jobs and haven't produced any jobs bill since being elected.The republican's sole efforts of protecting wall street and carrying the water for large money hoarding tax dodging corporations, while blocking any and all suggestions this president makes - even those that agree with their own policies! - is hopefully being seen by the American people for what it is.... A party *obsessed* with it's own political interests and that of their corporate benefactors; at the expense of the American people begging them to cooperate in finding solutions to the economic problems that plague this nation. If "the people deserve a say" in appointing a Supreme Court Justice, and the Republicans' way of giving the people a say is waiting a year before doing anything, what other government functions do the Republicans believe need to be delayed for a year in order to "give people a say"?
The answer to that question would clearly indicate when Republicans believe "the people deserve a say" and when the Republicans believe the people don't deserve a say.
For example, if China attacked America tomorrow, would the Republicans argue that Obama cannot do anything for a year because "the people deserve a say"? Or would the Republicans work with Obama to formulate a response, implying that the people don't deserve a say in determining when a country goes to war?
You would think that the people should always deserve a say, but by blocking a certain function on the grounds that "the people deserve a say," the Republicans are inferring that functions they fail to block are functions in which they believe the people don't deserve a say. (The Democrats' argument is logical because it says the people already had their say.)
I'd love for Obama to get them to answer that one...